Accepted - and I didn't know!
Just as I was leaving home to walk Tia my phone rang:
Voice: Is that Gwen Kitching?
Voice: Did you enter the Ferens Open Exhibition with a work called "Bristle cone Pines?"
Voice: Where is it? Delivery closed yesterday and it's not here.
Me: WHAT! it was rejected.
Voice: No it wasn't, it was accepted - can you get it here today, then it can still go in.
Me: on my way now!
It seems when I got the rejection slip all three were shown and opened together by my email programme and it only showed the top one with the words " thank you for your submission - unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.....
I didn't look further to see underneath was an acceptance slip! Thank you Vanessa for taking the time to phone me and check :-)
How lucky am I?!!